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retrace

verb
     
reā€§trace [transitive]
1

retrace your steps/path/route etc

to go back exactly the way you have come:
After a few minutes, he turned around and began to retrace his steps.
2 to repeat exactly the same journey that someone else has made:
We shall be retracing the route taken by Marco Polo.
3 to find out where someone went:
an investigation to retrace the dead man's last known movements

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